Media enamelled metal mounted on wood plaque
Size 24.25 x 16.75 x 3 in. / 61.6 x 42.5 x 7.6 cm.
Sold $4,250 Estimate $750 - $1,500
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $1,500 - unsigned; minor wear and age noted; lot includes Trains, Peaks and Tourists, the Golden Age of Canadian Travel, by E.J. Hart, by EJH Literary Enterprises, 2000
If it weren’t for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Banff might never have existed. To promote the new rail line to travellers, CP invited well-known artists to come out to the mountains, stay it its backcountry lodges, and create paintings of the spectacular scenery. This very rare logo/crest, created in 1949, was once affixed to one of CP’s passenger cars on its famous stainless-steel-clad train The Canadian, which carried people from sea to sea for many decades. Many legendary Canadian artists painted murals for the iconic tail-end dome cars. This crest was given as a retirement gift to a senior executive of CP Limited in the 1970s and has been in the family until now.
Generously donated by Hope Smith, Calgary
Canadian Pacific School ~